This week's traditional Chinese remedy for me.
The ingredients are similar to the previous week's, with emphasis on strengthening
my blood. The woman waiting next to me at the counter received two dried
geckos for her diagnosis prescription. The elder shopkeeper caught my gaze
as she prepared the geckos. In simple english, she informed me that
"the tails are very important" for treating asthma. I'm glad I don't have asthma.
It takes two hours to cook the roots and bark for my elixir each day.
One can meditate on this mandala for the purpose of strengthening one's blood,
as the image carries the energetic alchemy of the ancient recipe.